Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass. Photo by San Bernardino Sun newspaper
Flooding in Louisiana. Photo by Fox News.
Disasters of all kinds are hard to deal with, but as a design studio that puts a focus on residential projects, the loss of homes and property is especially difficult to hear about. Obviously, the deaths of people and animals is much worse than the loss of a home and one’s belongings, but for those who survive the disaster, having nothing to return back to prolongs the recovery process. I’ve made donations to both of these organizations and encourage you to do the same if you can. Anything helps.
The United Way of the Inland Empire is collecting donations to help families affected by the Blue Cut fire.
The American Red Cross is collecting donations to help families affected by the massive rainstorms that have ravaged Louisiana.
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The most delicious highway
This past weekend I left Los Angeles to explore the border region of southern California and northern Baja California. The desert was calling me. Mostly photographed around Jacumba, Tierra del Sol, and Tecate.
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I often hear people who live in other parts of the country deride Southern California’s climatic monotony by saying we don’t seasons. I reply that we do have seasons, but we just got rid of all the shitty ones. I didn’t come up with that witty retort, but still enjoy using it. Two decades of living in the Great Lakes region was enough for me! When I lived in the Sonoran Desert city of Tucson, Arizona after college, I learned about and experienced the five distinct seasons that occur there. I don’t know the number for Southern California – it’s probably less than four and more than one. What matters to me is that is beautiful all year round. The colors of winter are a bit muted but never dormant, and the pink Bougainvillea were already getting a head start on Spring.
These photos were taken in the last few weeks in Ojai, the Los Padres National Forest, Culver City and the central Los Angeles neighborhood of Larchmont.
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